Tips for winning Time Machine 3/23/16

The March 23, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new Batman v Superman movie be on May 5th?

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, you should familiarize yourself with and, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 630 movies.

On May 5, 2016, at 11 AM CT, will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice be ranked 1st, 250th, 635th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about the movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opens March 25th, here.


Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on May 1, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  May 5, 2016 at precisely 11 AM CT –per BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart.

Q: Do I have to hit the number exactly or can I win by just being close?
A: This isn’t the game Horse Shoes.  To win Time Machine, you must provide the exact, right answer.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here on the evening of May 5, 2016.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think the movie will be ranked 99th all-time on May 5th, enter the number “99.”

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for Batman v Superman predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on May 1, 2016.

Q: What if the movie doesn’t chart at all?
A: If the movie doesn’t make the BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart, no winners will be named and the Zackpot will “roll over” to the next Time Machine contest.

Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak).  Can I borrow a friend’s?
A: Yes, our rules allow you to use another person’s time machine.  However, you must travel to the future yourself.  You cannot send someone else to the future to get the answer for you.